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Graduate Management Course Descriptions

Core Courses
BA 910 Information Technology
This course takes a managerial perspective toward the use of information technology (IT) and will analyze how organizations use IT to improve organization efficiency and effectiveness and to achieve a competitive advantage. Case studies will be employed to understand how organizations have implemented IT to integrate process across multiple business functions and to differentiate their organization from the competition.
3 credits.

BA 911 Accounting for Managerial Decisions
This course focuses on the analysis of financial statements, benchmarking for liquidity, solvency, efficiency, profitability, analysis of risk and leverage, financial planning and control, cost analysis including activity based costing, budgeting systems, and an introduction to capital budgeting.
3 credits.

BA 912 Marketing
This course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of consumer and business marketing. Students will develop an understanding of and apply marketing theories, models and techniques through reading and analysis of current journal articles and cases. Particular focus will be placed on developing managerial and decision-making skills.
3 credits.

BA 913 Managerial Economics
This course will present those aspects of economics theory and analysis that are most relevant to students in business administration. The topics covered include demand analysis, estimation and forecasting, production theory, cost analysis and estimation, and pricing theory and application.
3 credits.

BA 914 Organizational Behavior
This course introduces concepts, theories and current research in the effective management of organizations employing the open-systems model and contingency approach as an overall framework. Individual differences, teamwork, organizational structure and processes are all discussed. The role of perception and motivation in the behavior of the individual is addressed. Cases, workshops and readings are integrated within the course.
3 credits.

BA 915 Corporate Finance
This course will review theories and cases in value maximization as the goal of a firm. The specific topics covered include EVA and MVA approaches, corporate governance and agency issues, valuation of corporate securities, cost of capital, risk analysis and management, uses and valuation of derivatives, advanced issues in capital budgeting including embedded options, capital structure, dividend policy, lease analysis, mergers, acquisitions and bankruptcy, and international finance.
3 credits.

BA 916 Quantitative Analysis and Research Methods
This course will explore both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Professional business statistics will be covered including multiple regression, factor, discriminant, and cluster analysis. Fundamental social science research methods such as exploratory, field, experimental, and survey research will be reviewed. Students will be expected to present a research plan including problem definition, research questions, data collection methods and data analysis tools.
3 credits.

BA 990 Integrative Business Strategy
This course will expose students to the concepts of strategic management and processes and provide them with the opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills developed in previous courses. The principle method for achieving these objectives is the in-depth oral and written analysis of complex, multiple problem cases by both individual students and teams.
3 credits.

Accounting Courses:
AC 910 Taxation of Individuals and Proprietors
This course will provide a detailed analysis of federal laws, regulations, and other authorities affecting the taxation of individuals. The course will be structured around tax law research with some consideration to forms and computerized tax packages.
3 credits.

AC 911 Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
This course will focus on analyzing federal and state laws affecting corporations and shareholders, including laws governing corporate formation, liquidating and non-liquidating distributions, reorganizations, taxes on corporation accumulations, tax planning for compliance and minimization.
3 credits.

AC 912 Advanced Accounting Theory
This course will cover advanced topics in reporting for creditors, investors, regulatory agencies and other stakeholders, and the conceptual development and application of reporting alternatives. Specific emphasis will be placed on the application of accounting theory to current topics in financial reporting.
3 credits.

AC 913 Advanced Auditing Theory and Practice
The course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of auditing standards, auditing electronic systems, auditor’s reports, and statistical samples in auditing, and SEC regulations. Case studies will be used to allow students to apply their knowledge in actual business situations.
3 credits.

AC 920 Advanced Problems in Accounting
This course will study general and specialized accounting problems abased on the subject matter contained in C.P.A. examinations.
3 credits.

AC 921 Advanced Cost Accounting
This course will cover advanced topics in cost and managerial accounting systems including activity based costing and activity based management, capital budgeting, control systems, linear programming techniques, transfer pricing, and cost and variance analysis.
3 credits.

AC 922 International Accounting
The course focuses on the preparation of financial and accounting statements for multinational firms, foreign currency exchange adjustments, comparative accounting principles and disclosures, and audit reports as well as the interpretation of foreign financial statements.
3 credits.

AC 923 Advanced Government and Nonprofit Accounting
This course will address the analysis of measurement and reporting problems unique to nonprofit organizations and federal, state and local governments including the comparison of FASB and GASB standards with reference to other authoritative bodies. The course will provide an overview of fund accounting, budgetary systems, budgetary control and the auditing of government and nonprofit entities. 3 credits.

AC 930 Advanced Financial Theory
This course will allow students to study emerging topics in Finance with an emphasis on derivative instruments, risk management, financial engineering and hedges, issues n capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, real options in capital budgeting, and the impact of corporate governance structures on firm value.
3 credits.

AC 932 International Finance and Economics
This course will cover foreign exchange markets, rates and risks, reasons for international trade, purchasing power parity, interest rate parity, forward and future spot rates, international capital markets, financials instruments of international banking and trade, capital budgeting in the international context, and the impact of political risks.
3 credits.

AC 950 Seminar Topics in Taxation
This is a research based course dealing with contemporary and emerging topics in taxation resulting from changes in tax policies, legislation and regulation.
3 credits.

AC 951 Seminar in Issues in Accounting Ethics
The course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to identify, discuss, and analyze the
many ethical issues faced by practicing accountants. Approaches for resolving ethical dilemmas and models for analyzing ethical issues will be discussed to assist students in making well-reasoned ethical decisions in their professional lives.
3 credits.

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